Arlington, Va.-based chef David Guas, who opened Bayou Bakery in 2010, will test his kitchen skills while competing on the Food Network's "Chopped" on Tuesday night, facing off against three other chefs to become the champion of the multi-round TV cooking contest.
The Huffington Post's Rachel Tepper recently interviewed Guas about what influences his cooking, noting that "[a]lthough he has reverence for many of the foods from his childhood, that doesn't mean Guas isn't above tweaking them."
The ability to Transform ingredients is something that's critical when competing on "Chopped."
According to a media advisory, "David has to find a way to go beyond his New Orleans cooking style with choices of escargot, Chinese eggplant, and ground lamb, to name a few."
The episode of "Chopped" featuring Guas is on Tuesday at 10 p.m.
Guas, the author of "DamGoodSweet: Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, New Orleans Style," will also appear in an upcoming episode of the Cooking Channel's "Unique Sweets" on April 22.
UPDATE, 10:48 p.m.: Guas survived the appetizer round on "Chopped" but was chopped after the entree round, where he made lamb meatballs paired with a brittle made from pine nuts.
"I didn't get to show off what I'm capable of," Guas said walking out of the kitchen.